DCF still needs help

07/10/2014 7:53 PM

07/10/2014 8:01 PM

Gov. Rick Scott signed a law improving how DCF functions. It’s a relief to see a return to emphasizing the safety of at-risk children than on the wishes of troubled parents.

The other new initiatives should also be helpful.

But Floridians will not be doing enough to keep dependent and at-risk children safe as long as protective-service workers continue to have heavier caseloads than what research has determined to be adequate.

Daniel R. Collins, Hollywood

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